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  1. Chris Johnson and Terry Pendleton have made up

    Sep 29, 2013, 2:25 PM EDT

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    We now have more clarity on that weird incident from Saturday night that produced this GIF: According to MLB.com’s Mark Bowman, Braves first base coach Terry Pendleton has been warning third baseman Chris Johnson all season about the dangers of recklessly throwing his batting helmet and was rightfully furious after getting struck by one of…

  2. Marlins promote Mike Hill to president of baseball operations, Dan Jennings to general manager

    Sep 29, 2013, 1:41 PM EDT

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    From Joe Frisaro, the Marlins beat writer for MLB.com: The Marlins on Sunday announced a new structure for their front office, naming Michael Hill president of baseball operations and Dan Jennings general manager. Jennings has been with the club for 12 seasons, as the organization’s vice president of player development and assistant GM. “I have…

  3. John Lackey scratched from final regular season start

    Sep 29, 2013, 12:54 PM EDT

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    From beat reporter Sean McAdam of CSN New England comes word that Red Sox righty John Lackey has been scratched from his scheduled start in Sunday’s regular season finale against the Orioles for the purpose of rest. Boston has already secured the American League East title and the top spot in the American League playoff seeding, so there’s…

  4. Edward Mujica is a mess

    Sep 29, 2013, 12:08 PM EDT

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    Edward Mujica had a ridiculous 1.73 ERA and 43/3 K/BB ratio over his first 57 1/3 innings this season. But the righty’s September has been nightmarish. Mujica allowed three hits and two earned runs while recording only one out in an appearance Saturday night in St. Louis’ 6-2 defeat of the Cubs and now has…

  5. Pedro Alvarez going for the NL home run crown in Pirates’ meaningless regular season finale

    Sep 29, 2013, 11:20 AM EDT

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    The Pirates (93-68) cannot move up or down from their current position as the host of the National League Wild Card Game, so Sunday afternoon’s regular season finale at the Reds’ Great American Ball Park is essentially meaningless and most of Pittsburgh’s regulars are getting the day off. But not all of them will be…

  6. Aaron Hill does not need surgery on left hand

    Sep 29, 2013, 10:32 AM EDT

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    The assumption when Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill suffered a nonunion fracture in his left hand back in April was that he would require a surgical procedure over the offseason to fix it. But there was good news on that front Saturday. According to Nick Piecoro and Scott Bordow of the Arizona Republic, an MRI…

  7. Matt Kemp’s sprained left ankle is still an issue

    Sep 29, 2013, 9:47 AM EDT

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    Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp has batted .314 with an .870 OPS in 39 plate appearances since returning from his severe left ankle sprain on September 16. But that ankle injury still lingers. Kemp was scratched from the Dodgers’ starting lineup on Saturday night against the Rockies with what is being termed an ankle flareup…

  8. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Sep 29, 2013, 8:51 AM EDT

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    Well, this is it. The final day of the 2013 regular season. And there are still things to be decided. The Indians stayed hot and beat the Twins on Saturday behind a dominant Scott Kazmir, clinching at least a tie in the American League Wild Card race with a current record of 91-70. The Rangers…

  9. Todd Helton got a horse from the Rockies

    Sep 25, 2013, 11:39 PM EDT

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    Yes, you did read the above headline correctly. Todd Helton, a first-round pick of the Rockies in 1995 who spent all 17 of his major league seasons with the organization, is playing the final home game of his career on Wednesday night at Coors Field. Helton hit a solo home run in the second inning…

  10. Eric Wedge sounds like a manager who is on the way out

    Sep 25, 2013, 9:47 PM EDT

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    Mariners president Chuck Armstrong confirmed Tuesday night that GM Jack Zduriencik will be back in 2014. Eric Wedge has received no such assurance and vented about that fact Wednesday to Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times: “It’s tough,” Wedge said. “I feel like I’m hanging out there. … My best managing days are ahead of me.…

  11. Bruce Rondon feeling renewed discomfort in elbow

    Sep 25, 2013, 8:33 PM EDT

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    Tigers setup man Bruce Rondon made his first appearance since September 2 on Tuesday night against the Twins and struck out all three batters he faced. But he might have to be shut down again. According to beat writer Chris Iott of MLive.com, the hard-throwing right-hander woke up Wednesday morning with renewed soreness in his troublesome…

  12. Jacoby Ellsbury returns after 16-game absence

    Sep 25, 2013, 7:22 PM EDT

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    As had been expected, center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury is in the Red Sox starting lineup on Wednesday night against the Rockies for the first time in 16 games. He was diagnosed September 8 with a compression fracture in his right foot and there was some initial concern about whether he’d be able to return by…

  13. Dave Dombrowski: Tigers will activate suspended shortstop Jhonny Peralta on Friday night

    Sep 25, 2013, 6:30 PM EDT

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    Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski announced Wednesday evening that Jhonny Peralta is going to be activated from his 50-game performance-enhancing drug suspension this Friday — the first day that he is eligible to return. Danny Worth will be placed on the 60-day disabled list to open up a 40-man roster spot. Jose Iglesias is nearly recovered…

  14. Will 22-year-old right-hander Michael Wacha crack the Cardinals’ postseason rotation?

    Sep 25, 2013, 12:31 AM EDT

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    Beyond ace Adam Wainwright, there isn’t much certainty about which starters the Cardinals will choose to use this postseason. Michael Wacha might have provided some on Tuesday night. Wacha, a 22-year-old first-round pick in 2012, came one out from no-hitting a good Nationals lineup in front of a packed house at Busch Stadium, using a…

  15. Michael Wacha loses no-hitter with one out to go

    Sep 24, 2013, 9:55 PM EDT

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    We’re on the verge of history at Busch Stadium. Making good use of his vicious changeup and high-90s fastball, Cardinals rookie right-hander Michael Wacha has no-hit the visiting Washington Nationals through the top of the seventh inning. The Cardinals will carry a 2-0 lead into the bottom of the frame. Wacha has yielded just two…

  16. Phil Coke heads back to Detroit for MRI on elbow

    Sep 24, 2013, 9:22 PM EDT

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    Phil Coke served as Detroit’s closer last October. The lefty might not be available for this year’s run. From Jason Beck of MLB.com comes word that Coke felt renewed discomfort in his left elbow after a throwing session on Monday and headed back to Motown from Minneapolis on Tuesday to undergo an MRI. The situation…

  17. Jack Zduriencik will remain the Mariners’ GM in 2014

    Sep 24, 2013, 8:15 PM EDT

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    Ryan Divish of the Tacoma News Tribune reported last month that Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik signed a contract extension last year that would keep him in his current gig through 2014. M’s president Chuck Armstrong refused to comment on that story for weeks, but that changed Tuesday. “Yes, Jack will be back,” Armstrong told Geoff Baker…

  18. Dante Bichette won’t be back as Rockies hitting coach

    Sep 24, 2013, 7:29 PM EDT

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    Troy Renck of the Denver Post shares the news: Dante Bichette will resign after one season as the Rockies hitting instructor, citing family reasons, according to major-league sources. Bichette played for the Rockies for seven years (1993-1999) and was excited to take the job when he was hired in mid-November, but Renck says the 49-year-old…

  19. Manny Machado has no ACL or MCL damage in his left knee, could begin running in 6-8 weeks

    Sep 24, 2013, 6:41 PM EDT

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    Buck Showalter’s optimism about the status of Manny Machado‘s left knee was not unfounded. According to Eduardo Encina of the Baltimore Sun, the Orioles announced at a press conference on Tuesday evening at Camden Yards that Machado did not suffer any ACL or MCL damage when he tweaked his knee at first base on Monday…

  20. Matt Holliday out third straight game with stiff back

    Sep 24, 2013, 6:17 PM EDT

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    Matt Holliday is out of the Cardinals’ starting lineup for a third consecutive game on Tuesday night versus the Nationals. Shane Robinson will start in left field in his place and bat second against Washington left-hander Gio Gonzalez. The Cardinals have a two-game buffer over the Pirates and Reds in the National League Central standings,…

  21. Nationals lose, so Braves clinch the NL East

    Sep 22, 2013, 5:18 PM EDT

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    Nationals starter Dan Haren surrendered eight hits and three earned runs over six innings in a 4-2 loss Sunday in Game 1 of a day-night doubleheader against the Marlins. Game 2 is scheduled to get underway at 7:05 p.m. ET, but it won’t matter much. The Braves — by virtue of the Nats’ defeat — have…

  22. Joe Mauer had a good day of workouts at Target Field

    Sep 22, 2013, 4:23 PM EDT

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    Twins catcher Joe Mauer hasn’t played in over a month due to a concussion and might not return for the final week of the regular season, but there is positive news to report on his overall well-being. According to beat writer LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Mauer had a “good day of…

  23. No. 42 retired forever in a touching Mariano Rivera pregame tribute Sunday at Yankee Stadium

    Sep 22, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT

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    It’s Mariano Rivera Day at Yankee Stadium and the pregame tribute to the retiring Hall of Fame-bound closer could not have been cooler. Where to start? Rivera got a big batch of gifts from the Yankees and the visiting San Francisco Giants, including another rocking chair made of bats, a crystal replica of his glove, a…

  24. Jesse Crain could finally make his Rays debut this week

    Sep 22, 2013, 2:30 PM EDT

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    Jesse Crain was on the disabled list with a shoulder strain when the Rays acquired him in late July from the White Sox and he remains on the disabled list to this date. But things are suddenly looking good. According to beat writer Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, the Rays “expect Crain to…

  25. Evan Longoria scratched Sunday with flu-like symptoms

    Sep 22, 2013, 1:44 PM EDT

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    Untimely development here for the Rays, who have a half-game hold on the top spot in the crowded and ever-changing American League Wild Card race. Evan Longoria has been scratched from the lineup for Sunday’s game against the Orioles due to flu-like symptoms, as first reported by Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. Topkin…

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